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Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (2006)

A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

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Sönke Wortmann

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Sönke Wortmann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timo Hildebrand Timo Hildebrand ... Self
Oliver Kahn ... Self
Jens Lehmann ... Self
Arne Friedrich Arne Friedrich ... Self
Robert Huth Robert Huth ... Self
Marcell Jansen ... Self
Philipp Lahm ... Self
Per Mertesacker ... Self
Christoph Metzelder ... Self
Jens Nowotny Jens Nowotny ... Self
Michael Ballack ... Self
Tim Borowski Tim Borowski ... Self
Torsten Frings ... Self
Thomas Hitzlsperger ... Self
Sebastian Kehl Sebastian Kehl ... Self
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A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

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Trivia

Sönke Wortmann had to cut over 100 hours of film for the movie's final version. See more »

Goofs

The game Germany-Ecuador is dated as on June, 9th. In fact, it took place on June, 20th. Ecuador was the home team, so the correct designation is Ecuador-Germany. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Turbulente Zeiten (2008) See more »

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boring documentary...
30 October 2006 | by mittchSee all my reviews

In summer, I watched the World Championship with enthusiasm. Having heard that director Sönke Wortmann were with the German team and would make a movie, I was really interested and expected fascinating impressions "from back office". But the result is disappointing: Jürgen Klinsmann is shouting and motivating the team all the time, the players are really engaged, joking around or answering simple questions and the games are repeated once again in short versions with all goals. But there are no views on the players' relations (except the competition between Lehmann and Kahn), moments of conflicts or controversies have found no way into the movie (perhaphs, there was nothing than harmony...) and no one in the film is really portrayed as an individual. The movie is an documentary which could have been made by any DFB official (German Football Association) who wants to produce a big seized promotion video. Maybe, Sönke Wortmann earns enough money to work on a better movie in the following time...


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5 October 2006 (Germany) See more »

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